The Power to Choose
We choose what goes into our minds because we have the power to elect. Points of negativity, particles of optimism, portion of suffering, a percentage of resentment, pure joy, confidence or timidity are all choices you yourself can decide.
Having a positive outlook in life not only proves beneficial to you but also to people surrounding you. When your mind is full of positive, confident thoughts, your heart does too. Imagine what the world will be like if everyone greets one another with words of encouragement, appreciation, gratitude and assurance?
There are far too many ways to unclutter your mind of unhealthy views. No single formula applies to everyone. What works on him doesn’t necessarily follow that it will work on you too. The key depends on your willingness and faith to stay on the positive and bright side. It is very vital that you are welcome to free your mind of “weeds” and fill it with “plants”. Our mind is like a garden. You have to religiously pull out the weeds, in order for the plant to grow fit and well. In the same manner, you have to free your mind of impure thoughts and only cultivate and nourish useful, pure thoughts.
How to feed your mind
Feeding of the mind begins with caring for it, and caring begins by opening it. Our minds have to be open to possibilities and way of life. We have to understand that people does not think the way we do. We have to accept that people’s behavior differs from our own. What you do or how you react in a certain situation varies from one person to another. If you always expect him to do this just because that’s what exactly you would have acted, you are frustrating yourself.
Our mind is like a garden. It has to be nourished regularly to make the soil fertile. In this case, feeding the mind can be in the form of meeting new people, reading constructive books, watching great television shows, and participating in community services.
However, there is a big question to this? Can we really control what goes into our minds? Is it really possible? I would say yes. You know the good thing about being human is that we have a free will. We can filter the trash and keep only the useful ones. It’s like watching a television. You have all the channels available – both good and bad shows. But you have the option to pick which program to watch. Zig Ziglar once said “You are what you are because of what goes into your mind.” If there is a high percentage of damaging thoughts in your mind, your actions are most likely damaging, too.
Why think positive?
There are a thousand and one reasons why you should think positive. Indulging in negative, hurtful thoughts only weakens your spirit and body. Nothing comes good out of harmful views. Imagine yourself embracing pain, resentment, jealousy, hatred, and incompetence. You are self-destructing. That is masochism. Why would you choose to be in pain when you have the choice to be happy? Why would you choose to be in misery when you have the choice to live a fulfilling and healthy life?
We may not be gods or superheroes. We are merely humans. But we have the power to choose- the freedom to welcome only pure clean thoughts so we can live a useful, nurturing and fulfilling life.
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